Get In The Game 2018

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Playworks Michigan is sending a HUGE thank you to all who attended and helped make this year’s Get in the Game the most profitable and most attended one yet! We would especially like to thank all of our sponsors and donors for helping us achieve this success! Funds raised will help Playworks bring safe and healthy play to more than 60,000 girls and boys across the metro-Detroit area this year.

Nearly 200 guests gathered at The Beacon Detroit on October 26 for an impactful evening of games, dinner, mingling and fundraising in support of Playworks Michigan, and using the power of play to bring out the best in every child.

This year’s event celebrated the outstanding leadership of our Most Valuable Educator: Nicholas Brown, our Recess Superhero: The Detroit Pistons, and our Game Changer: The Michigan Health Endowment Fund. These awardees were celebrated alongside our guests, staff and amazing junior coaches.

 

 

 

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three people with Playworks shirts
three people with Playworks shirts

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Playworks Founder Jill Vialet Publishes ‘Why Play Works’ ›

Play brings out the best in every kid. Over the course of 25 years since Jill Vialet founded Playworks, she and her colleagues, as well as researchers and play experts, have demonstrated precisely how and why play works to help kids learn and grow in the most positive and healthy ways. Jill gathered stories from people…

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How to fund Playworks programming at your school ›

Did you know Playworks programming can be funded by a variety of federal, state, and private streams? Here is a list to provide guidance and resources to help administrators in Michigan determine the best funding source to support bringing Playworks to your school. Government Grants For Schools Playworks has been found to be evidence-based under…